Tottenham lost their second game of the season to title rivals Liverpool, and we were poor throughout the 90 minutes.
Liverpool could have scored five goals against us but we shot ourselves a couple of times as poor defending and goalkeeping ensured the Reds secured a two-goal lead.
We didn’t threaten their defence enough and although Erik Lamela scored a late goal, it just was not going to be our night.
There were a few poor performances at Wembley but one player who really struggled was Eric Dier. The Englishman gave the ball away a number of times and was lucky the Liverpool players weren’t at their best.
Some Twitter users were really upset with the defensive midfield and shared their reactions to his performance against the Reds.
Dier is nowhere near good enough.
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) September 15, 2018
Eric Dier is the horrendous player people think Jordan Henderson is
— Bob (@Robbie_OR) September 15, 2018
That was truly awful from Spurs. The Watford defeat was cowardly, this one was naive and stupid. Woeful passing, even worse defensive positioning from the wingbacks. Harry Kane may as well be a cardboard cutout. Dier and Rose were a shadow of their themselves. Urgh
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) September 15, 2018
Can’t believe there was once a time when United were rumored to bid ~£50m for Eric Dier. So average on the ball. Doesn’t offer nearly enough.
Central midfield was the area Spurs desperately needed to improve and they haven’t. It’s costing them.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) September 15, 2018
Eric Dier’s having a real Sideshow Bob gets hit in the head with rakes of a day.
— Mac (@Tweetgood_Mac) September 15, 2018
Dier getting a second smack of the ball the round off a forgettable performance
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) September 15, 2018
Eric Dier has been bloody awful today.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) September 15, 2018
Watch plenty of football, but can’t understand what Eric Dier brings to the table for Spurs or England.
Doesn’t score, doesn’t pass forward, doesn’t defend well – anonymous today. Couldn’t lace James Milner’s boots. #TOTLIV
— Jonathon Taylor (@JonathonTaylor1) September 15, 2018
We got offered 40 million pound sterling for Eric Dier and turned it down 😭
— devlin (@thfcdev) September 15, 2018
Eric Dier has got to be one of the worst midfielders in the league. Offers nothing to anything.
— Connor (@TikiTakaConnor) September 15, 2018
Would Spurs be significantly worse/the same/not much different if Dier went in goal and Worm played in midfield?
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) September 15, 2018
Juan Foyth names former Manchester United star as his idol while growing up
Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.
The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.
The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.
“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”
The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.
Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.
For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.
“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”
Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.
Tottenham set to receive transfer blow as Juventus steals a march for 19-year-old rising star
Tottenham face a huge task in signing Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus want Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, to discuss a possible transfer with the club director Fabio Paratici, according to Calciomercato (h/t Football.london).
De Ligt is one of the highest rated players current in Ajax and has been linked with Tottenham, as per the report.
Manchester City and Barcelona are also interested in the 19-year-old. The Italian report adds that De Ligt has accepted an invitation from the Serie A giants to visit the club too.
Tottenham could count on their relationship with Ajax regarding players signed in recent years. Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen all joined Spurs from the Dutch giants, while Toby Alderweireld is a former Ajax player too.
Of course, it would be difficult to get into a bidding war with the two European giants. However, playing under one of the brightest managers in football could have its own benefits for a player like De Ligt.
Juan Foyth and Sanchez have gotten better under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Hopefully, this factor and playing in possibly the toughest league in the world can sway De Ligt’s transfer to our direction.
“It is strange that Daniel asked for details like this” – Mauricio Pochettino surprised about his inputs for new stadium
Spurs expected to play at the new ground in September, however, the stadium has been hit by many delays and we are unsure when it will be ready for use.
Pochettino has seen Spurs start the Premier League season well and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
The Argentine was quoted by the Mirror about Levy asking him for some inputs related to the stadium:
“It is strange that Daniel asked for some details like this because he is the architect and he loves this kind of thing.
“But yes, he asked, because we are the professionals and afterwards we are going to be using those different things at the stadium.”
Spurs were recently given clearance to play at Wembley till the end of the current campaign, should the stadium not be ready before the 2019-20 season, as per the Mirror.
We played all our home games at Wembley last season, and the new stadium certainly is taking much longer than expected to be completed.
Tottenham will have one of the best grounds in football once our new home is ready. Hopefully, Pochettino can lead us to a few titles once the venue is open.